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FeelVR Direct Drive Wheel, kickstarter in 2018?

Discussion in 'Gaming Peripherals' started by Born2BSlow, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. carrot1401

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    Yeah, I chucked in a response this morning actually! I'm still curious about this product. They are def talking the talk....
     
  2. NeverWinter

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    I definitely want to try it out, it would settle me on spending my cash.
     
  3. Born2BSlow

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    Anybody else got their e-mail? I'm going for the early bird $549 deal I think...got my pennies out the back of the sofa, just waiting for it to start now :)

    FeelVR e-mail follows:

    Pricing Update

    Hey everyone,

    The last few months have been crazy for us. We've been working day and night to prepare for our Kickstarter launch, constantly making adjustments and improvements to our product. After doing a ton of testing and attending SimRacing Expo in Germany, we've received some incredible feedback. So, we implemented some new features to Feel VR, which means we had to recalculate manufacturing costs.

    Our goal has always been to be affordable, but without compromising quality. So we're sticking to our motto. We want to give you guys the best possible product, for the best possible price.

    We also did some more in-depth cost calculations to make sure we're not one of those Kickstarter campaigns that don't deliver the product as promised. We're in this for the long run.

    The new pricing is as follows:

    Pedals:
    • Early Bird: $149
    • Regular: $199
    (Retail will be $299)

    Wheel:
    • Early Bird: $399
    • Regular: $449
    (Retail will be $669)

    Wheel + Pedals:
    • Early Bird: $549
    • Regular: $599
    (Retail will be $899)

    In other news, we've decided not to limit the quantity of Early Birds. What does that mean? You've got a full 48 hours to purchase Feel VR at Early Bird prices once the campaign launches! To sign up for updates and to learn more, visithttp://get.feelvr.game. We appreciate your support so far, and we can't wait to finally share Feel VR with you all.

    Sincerely,
    Feel VR Team
     
  4. Daytrader

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    Tempted, very good early bird prices.
     
  5. Born2BSlow

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    People on FB groups moaning about them increasing from the initial comms...as you say, still cheap for a DD wheel and pedals. If they're serious, which they appear to be, that's still a good price.
     
  6. NeverWinter

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    I’d like to know what the new features are, but I’m still interested.
     
  7. NeverWinter

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    Has there been any information from people who have tried this yet?
     
  8. danoliver1

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    The motor blew up in the end, says it all really.:p
     
  9. NeverWinter

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    I mean, it's a prototype so problems are to be expected. However, I wouldn't be happy putting my money down until I know drivers are any good and the parts to replace the 3D printed bits are going to be decent.
     
  10. danoliver1

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  11. NeverWinter

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    Yeah, that was mentioned in the comments of the video, thanks for the link. I assume this is just the running gear, no wheel or buttons?
     
  12. danoliver1

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  13. Fireblade2K4

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    Interesting Q&A session here about the FeelVR with Shaun Cole.

     
  14. NeverWinter

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  15. NeverWinter

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    £389 early or £424 after 48hrs.
    £60 delivery.

    Nov release. Happy to pledge at that I think.

    It’s reached 100% pledge total already.
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2018
  16. Dwaindibbly

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    I took a punt a pledged (after a couple of beers), fingers crossed it will pay off
     
  17. NeverWinter

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    Also pledged. Backer 129 not sure if that’ll have any bearing on getting them sooner.
     
  18. carrot1401

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    Backed it for now, but will decide whether to keep my pledge before close. Depends on the updates they push to kickstarter. Somewhat annoyed wheels don't seem to have a d-pad?
     
  19. NeverWinter

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    Yeah a dpad would be great. It’s not the final product though so there’s a chance...
     
  20. Dwaindibbly

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    Can’t see them adding one now, we can but hope. It’s not a deal breaker for me, using the game pad isn’t the end of the world